16A: TOO49 housing complex in tokyo

young japanese architecture studio 16A creates a 6 story housing complex in haginaka, tokyo. the structure contains 43 studio apartments and 6 two-bedroom units in its compact footprint. the building incorporated the firm’s prototype idea to stack courtyard houses in not-too-close connection with surrounding contexts. the aim was to make the building blend in with the surrounding area. the primary design feature used to accomplish this was the angled roof which is clad in slate tiles and dotted with windows into the apartments. 16A is a relatively new architecture studio, founded in tokyo in 2006 by architect tatsuya ogawa.

16A: TOO49 housing complex in tokyo
all images by satoshi asakawa zoom

16A: TOO49 housing complex in tokyo

16A: TOO49 housing complex in tokyo

16A: TOO49 housing complex in tokyo

16A: TOO49 housing complex in tokyo